For Sale Beautiful historic acreage in North San Diego County.

A large section of an 1845 Spanish Land Grant made by Governor Pio Pico to an Indian named Maria Juana de Los Angeles, is now on the market. It is located in San Diego County's Pauma Valley. The 605 acres of beautiful oak-covered rolling hills south of Palomar Mountain is part of the original 2,174-acre Rancho Cuca de el Potrero.


Cuca is an edible root used as a substitute for coffee Maria Juana married and left the ranch to her daughter Margarita. When Margarita married Jose Maria Trujillo, the ranch was then known as the Trujillo Ranch. Owner of the property today, Nancy Hreha, relays the story that Trujillo lost the land in a poker game. The winner of the game felt sorry for Margarita and gave her 300 acres of the original half-league parcel.


The land was once inhabited by Native Americans, and was once one of the largest Native American gathering grounds, long before the Spaniards. Nancy Hreha and her husband bought the land 23 years ago and enjoyed riding their horses across the rolling hills. They also raised cattle on the property laden with Englemann Oaks,

sycamore stands, serene meadows, and ponds that give the property its charm. With the passing of her husband, Nancy has decided to sell the property that is surrounded on three sides by the La Jolla Indian Reservation. It is a treasure that remains pretty much the same as it was nearly 300 years ago. The deer and other local wildlife call this property their home and are often seen on the land year round.

Priced at $3,000,000 for the 605 acres, the historical property is also available in two parcels.

For more details or to view unique opportunity conveniently 
located at the 39-mile marker on Highway 76, contact Patti Guerrero, Broker Associate at Century 21 Award at 760-789-9603.